June 27 – Our whirlwind tour of northern Spain continued this morning as we hopped back on the train in Ribadeo and continued east along the coast for a four hour ride to Gijón. Rain threatened, making for some ominous cloud pix out the train window.
Gijón is in the province of Asturias – we are no longer in Galicia, so the train announcements are only in Spanish, instead of Spanish and Galego. It is hailed as a unique city with its own cuisine and culture. We are staying right outside of the Old City, which is on a peninsula jutting north into the Atlantic.